$3,250 High Roller (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 21: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante Players Remaining: 8 of 104
After a flop of , Anthony Askey checked the big blind, Brock Wilson bet 21,000 from the cutoff, and Askey called. The turn card was the , and both players checked.
The river card was the , Askey checked, Wilson bet 58,000, and Askey check-raised all in for 173,000. Wilson briefly laughed to himself, then thought for a while before he folded. Askey took the pot.
Anthony Askey – 320,000 (27 bb) Brock Wilson – 280,000 (23 bb)
There was light action for a while, until Faraz Jaka raised UTG+1 to 27,000, and Jamey Kramer moved all in from the small blind for 136,000. Jaka asked for an exact count before he called with , and Kramer was not pleased as he turned over .
The board came — Kramer paired his nine on the flop to take the lead, but Jaka paired his ace on the river to win the pot and eliminate Kramer in ninth place.
Faraz Jaka – 1,215,000 (101 bb) Jamey Kramer – Eliminated in 9th Place ($7,453)
With eight players remaining, the average chip stack is about 520,000 (43 big blinds), and the next player to bust will receive $8,933.
$3,250 High Roller (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 19: 4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante Players Remaining: 10 of 104
Faraz Jaka raised from the cutoff to 18,000, Jake Schwartz called from the button, and Mukul Pahuja reraised to about 170,000, leaving himself just 2,000 behind. Jaka moved all in, and Schwartz folded.
Pahuja called all in for his last 2,000 with , and he needed to improve to stay alive against Jaka’s .
The board came , and the pocket eights held up for Jaka to win the pot and eliminate Pahuja in 11th place.
Faraz Jaka – 1,035,000 (129 bb) Mukul Pahuja – Eliminated in 11th Place ($6,461)
That pot took Jaka into what looked to be a tie for the chip lead with Stephen Song, but it’s tough to tell because Song is already playing the next hand against Brock Wilson on a flop of .
Song checked the small blind, Wilson bet 8,000 from the big blind, and Song check-raised to 28,000. Wilson called.
The turn card was the , Song bet 60,000, and Wilson tanked for a while before he called.
The river card paired the board with the , and Song thought for a bit before he moved all in.
Wilson snap-called all in for 218,000 with for a flopped nine-high straight, and Song reluctantly turned over for a failed bluff. Wilson won the pot with his straight to double up in chips.
Brock Wilson – 630,000 (79 bb) Stephen Song – 730,000 (91 bb)
After Song lost that big pot, Faraz Jaka had sole possession of the chip lead.
With 10 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 415,000 (52 big blinds), and these players are all guaranteed at least $7,453 each.
$3,250 High Roller (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 18: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante Players Remaining: 13 of 104
In the final hand of Level 18, Faraz Jaka (small blind) and Jake Schwartz (big blind) were battling over a board of with about 105K already in the pot.
Jaka moved all in for about 70,000, and Schwartz went into the tank for a long time.
After a while, Schwartz apologized for thinking so long, saying, “Sorry guys.” Then he realized that the level had ended and most of the players had left the table to take their 15-minute break. “Oh well, sorry Faraz.”
Eventually, Schwartz called with for two pair, kings and sevens, but Jaka turned over to win the pot with trip kings and double up in chips.